In modern times, too many industry services are only interested in overcharging hardworking people and not caring about their circumstances or delivering the services promised or the quality experience at the very least. Unfortunately the towing and roadside assistance industry is no different. There are rules, guidelines and protocols that must be followed when it comes to providing towing services. To scam consumers in desperate situations for an easy payday, some companies do not adhere to these rules. In an effort to caution those in need of towing services and how to spot a towing scam we at Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance are happy to oblige the people of Irving, Texas on how to do just that. Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance and other reputable towing companies are greatly offended when those willing to deceive to increase their profit margins cause our integrity and work ethics to be questioned because of them. Below are a few of the more common towing scams that are currently being done to people.
Some Tow Companies Hunt for Parking Violators
It is illegal for towing companies to “hunt” for parking violators in most states but disgracefully some do so. Some will go even go as far as look for vehicles too close to fire hydrant or wait for the timed parking to expire to attempt to either go through the motions or even follow through and tow the vehicle to get an elaborate payoff from a desperate vehicle owner. The best place for these scams to go down is the one-hour parking spaces. The middle-class drivers are the intended victims as lower class folks can’t often generally afford the fees, and the high-class can afford and tend to sue, more often than not. Causing more havoc as far as the tow trucks are concerned, most of these unethical towing companies do not hire trained or even licensed drivers. These dishonest towing companies will then offer extremely high bills or worse yet, inadvertently inflict damage on the vehicle.
Bait & Switch Towing Scam
Another fairly common and despicable scam is that some towing companies will offer a reasonable, if not unbelievably low priced service, only to have hidden fees that have skyrocketed after the completion of your service. They then present you with a lucrative bill at the conclusion of a shoddy service. Below are some tips to help you avoid towing scams.
1) Avoid parking illegally. Even for a short period. Keep in mind the hunting few tow companies looking for the hurried driver to make an illegal parking mistake. Don’t give them an opportunity to victimize you.
2) Research towing companies. Take the time to ensure you are hiring a reputable company to take care of your needs when it comes time for the need of a towing service. Before you even need a towing or roadside service company, do the research and read the reviews, narrow down the choices and ask them questions concerning cost, licensing etc. Program our contact information in your cell phone so when the need arises, you are not calling the first place you find.
3) Know towing laws. Take the time to learn the towing laws in your state.
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